Channing Blair Lanier



Channing Blair Lanier, 48, beloved daddy, son, fiancée, brother, uncle and loyal friend left this earth way too soon, leaving a huge hole in our hearts. Channing was born November 22, 1969 in Kinston. He passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 12, 2018 surrounded with love by family at home after a short, courageous battle with cancer.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Rev. Baris and Linda H. Lanier; daughter, Madison Blair Lanier; step-children, Kristi Board and Bradley Whitley; fiancée, Jennifer Montgomery; brothers, Devaul Lanier (Janice), Rodney P. Lanier (Emily), and Lantz Lanier (Kelly); and numerous nieces and nephews all who dearly loved Channing.

Channing was a dedicated hard worker and manager with Smithfield Foods for the past 20 years. There was a special place in his heart for all those he worked with.

Channing was a beautiful light who cast a beacon of love, quiet humor, and genuine kindness to all who crossed his path. He never met a stranger and was quick to offer his smile, words of encouragement, or the shirt from his back. Once he met you, you were forever in his heart and he in yours. Fun time for Channing was Rabbit hunting with his Beagles and hunting buddies. Channing’s greatest gift was the joy he brought to others thru the warmth of his love and friendship that he offered freely. Channing loved Jennifer and his family dearly and always put family first. He was a world class DAD! May Channing live forever in our hearts.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel with funeral service beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Park.

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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Burgaw.